Ms. Harper Our First Lady Stands Up for Women

I love it when powerful women find ways to play out that power in such a positive way.

Jane Taber of the Globe and Mail reports (Nov 24) that Ms Harper (Canada’s first lady) co-hosted a gathering with Heather Reisman (CEO of Indigo books) and 14 human-rights experts from the Iranian community and a few journalists. They brainstormed ways to help Ms Ashtiani – the Iranian women who had been sentenced to death by stoning. The result was an open letter to the Iranian Prime Minister from Ms Harper and Ms Reisman to “forbid this cruel and inhuman punishment forever.”

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